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Ivy League Wine Class “Most Popular and Most Failed”

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12:30pm

Cornell has classes ranging from a vast array of disciplines. A wine class is among them!

USA Today reports.

Voices: At Cornell, learning about wine is serious business

Day drinking can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re hanging out with a bunch of your classmates on campus. Wouldn’t it be even better...

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Pro-Life Messages Vandalized at the University of Missouri

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:00am

What a mature way to express your point of view.

Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reported.

Missouri Students Erase Anti-Abortion Message, Brag On Twitter

Pro-abortion students at the University of Missouri vandalized anti-abortion messages at the school on Thursday, and then immediately took to Twitter to brag about their feat.

Mizzou Students for Life(SFL)...

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Georgia’s Band Couldn’t Make It, So The Aggies Stepped In

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 9:30am

In Aggieland, this is known as “good bull.”

Brian Perroni writes at 247Sports:

Aggie band steps in when Georgia’s can’t make it

At this weekend’s SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, the Texas A&M Hullabaloo band was...

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Flashback: Multiple College Newspapers Called Officer Darren Wilson a Murderer

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Now that Darren Wilson has been cleared of wrongdoing, we should see multiple retractions from college newspapers.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Retrospective: How college newspapers smeared Officer Darren Wilson

Last Sunday The College Fix reported on how a (USC) Daily Trojan columnist called out the College Republicans on that campus for...

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NCAA Penalizes Syracuse For Decade Old Violations

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 5:00pm

This one had to hurt:

Chip Patterson reports for CBS Sports:

Syracuse NCAA penalties: What it means for the football program

The NCAA handed down its punishment to Syracuse University on Friday, charging the school with a failure to monitor its athletic department and put both the football and men’s basketball programs on five...

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LGBT Group at George Washington U. Tries to Get Conservatives Labeled as Hate Group

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:30pm

The George Washington University chapter of Young America’s Foundation wants to be exempted from LGBT sensitivity training and that made some people angry.

Bradford Thomas of Truth Revolt reported.

LGBT Activists Want GW Conservative Org Deemed A Hate Group

George Washington University’s Allied in Pride, a gay rights student group, wants GW’s Young America’s...

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You Can Negotiate the Price of College?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Who knew this was possible?

Fox News reports.

Paying for College: Yes, you can (and should) negotiate over price

This month, tens of thousands of high school seniors will find out whether they have been granted admission to the college of their choice. Those letters will be followed in short order by financial aid...

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Student Sues Ohio University After Suspension for Text Messages

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

The student made the mistake of texting a girl too many times.

Dave Huber of the College Fix reports.

Ohio University student suspended for text messages sues school

Michael Marshall, a student at Ohio University who was suspended for a semester due to his text messages to a female student, has now sued...

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Parents Furious as NYC School Stops Giving Homework

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00am

Parents are left outraged and threatened to pull their kids out. Why is there no more homework at this NYC elementary school?

DNA info reports.

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

KIPS BAY — A public elementary school is abolishing traditional homework assignments and telling kids to play instead —...

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Students at New Mexico Private School Vote for Communism Themed Prom

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 9:30am

I wonder what one wears to “prom-munism?”

KRQE News reports. Hat tip to Hot Air.

Seniors vote for Communism-themed prom

They’re calling it “prom-munism.” Seniors at an Albuquerque school want...

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Texas A&M University Gets Visit From Google Ideas Director

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 8:00am

Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, spoke at the George Bush library. He began by thanking President Bush for providing, “a frame of reference for what true leadership is.”

It’s worth the few minutes it takes to watch this.

Ian Hill from KAGS-TV in College Station reports:

Google Ideas director makes stop in Aggieland

COLLEGE...

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Campus Carry Means Giving Guns To Rapists? That’s What These Anti-Gunners Say

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:00pm

I’d ask what the anti-second amendment crowd will think of next, but I’m not sure I want the answer to that question.

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon writes:

Gun Control Advocate Says Campus Carry Means Giving Guns to Rapists

Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of rape—a felony—is punishable by...

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Syracuse Students Hold Charity Dance to Support Children’s Hospital

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 3:30pm

It’s great to hear some good news coming out of academia once in a while.

Victoria Razzi of the College Fix reports.

What these college students did for 12 hours might surprise you – in a good way

Millennials show altruistic side at Syracuse University

For a college student to dance for 12 hours straight...

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Documentary Drops Claim that 35 Colleges Refused to be Interviewed on Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

A detail that a new documentary on sexual assaults stated was not depicted accurately.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

‘Hunting Ground’ Updated

The filmmakers behind “The Hunting Ground” — a searing new documentary about how colleges mishandle cases of campus sexual assault — have removed a statement featured in an earlier print of the film...

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UC Berkeley Dean: Academic Freedom Makes Students Feel Unsafe

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

George Orwell was a good writer but he never could have imagined academia today.

Our friend Hans Bader writes at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

University of California Dean: Academic Freedom Makes Students “Feel Unsafe”

Recently, the dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley condemned a professor’s constitutionally...

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Profits Generated When For-Profit Colleges Go Non-Profit

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Being non-profit can be quite profitable.

The New York Times reports.

Some Owners of Private Colleges Turn a Tidy Profit by Going Nonprofit

After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply...

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UC Irvine Students Vote to Remove American Flag from Campus Lobby

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Students are not always right and therefore should not always get what they want.

CBS News in Los Angeles reports.

UC Irvine Students Vote To Remove American Flag From Campus Lobby

Students at the University of California, Irvine, have voted for a more “inclusive space” by banning...

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Victory: Charges Dropped Against Pro-Israel Ohio U. Students

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00am

This victory comes from our parent site, Legal Insurrection. Students arrested while reading a Legal Insurrection post during a protest of an anti-Israel Student President have been vindicated.

Professor Jacobson writes:

Charges dropped against pro-Israel Ohio U. students

You may recall our extensive coverage of the Ohio University incident in which the student Senate...

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Columbia’s Journalism School Compares Legacy Journalists To ‘Digital’ Journalists

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

Do journalists respond differently depending on their medium? Columbia’s Journalism School published a report comparing legacy journalist’ Twitter interactions with the Twitter interactions of digital journalists.

Who retweets whom? How digital and legacy journalists interact on Twitter

Since bloggers and citizen journalists became a fixture of the U.S. media environment, they have found...

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Boston University Uses Harry Potter as Teaching Tool for Sex Ed

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

I was going to make a Hogwarts joke here, but they beat me to it.

Dina Rickman of the Independent reported.

Someone created a Harry Potter themed sex education lesson

What’s the one thing missing from sex education lessons thus far? Magic, obviously.

Now two students at Boston University have changed that, after devising a...

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How to Get the Best Return on Investment For College

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

The major you study and the college you attend will determine your return on investment. How can one get a better ROI? Study engineering, computer science, math, or business. Also, public schools are better than private schools, unless you were admitted to an Ivy League institution.

Where To Get The Best Return...

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Students Sue Dixie State U. With Help From FIRE

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

Once again, FIRE steps in to help students fight for free speech on campus.

From the FIRE blog.

Students Sue Dixie State U. Over ‘Free Speech Zone,’ Censorship of Bush, Obama, Che Flyers

Students filed a First Amendment lawsuit today against Utah’s Dixie State University, with assistance from the Foundation for Individual Rights in...

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